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Fleekop, Joseph

Male 1910 - 1988  (77 years)


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  • Name Fleekop, Joseph  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Born 17 Sep 1910  Astropol, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 13 Aug 1928  Key West, Monroe, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Governor Cobb 
    Died 25 Mar 1988  Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6, 16, 17
    Person ID I13564  Our Family
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2024 

    Family Siegel, Esther,   b. 22 Mar 1912, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1999  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1936  Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 11, 18
    Divorced 10 Jun 1977  Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
    +1. Fleekop, Howard Melvin
    +2. Fleekop, Marlene Barbara
    +3. Fleekop, David
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F4829  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joseph Fleekop, who helped found and keep Temple Samu-El Or

      Olom together when the West Kendall synagogue was without a rabbi, died Friday. He was 79.

      "I came right out of school and found him to be an excellent teacher and mentor," said Rabbi Edwin Farber, who took over the conservative congregation in 1976.

      The synagogue had been without a rabbi for nine months prior to Farber's arrival. Mr. Fleekop, who was knowledgeable in rabbinic laws and Jewish rituals, performed services for the congregation.

      "He helped keep the synagogue together by doing that," Farber said.

      Later, when Farber took his vacations, Mr. Fleekop stepped in to perform the services.

      He also volunteered to drive elderly congregation members until a few years ago, when he was stricken with Alzheimer's disease. He was loyal to the Israel Zionist Movement and helped at most events related to sales of Israel Bonds.

      He traveled to Israel often. Although he lived in various countries, he always said he was most comfortable in Israel.

      As a teen-ager, he and his family fled from Russia to Cuba. They lived there two years and then immigrated to the United States. In Philadelphia, Mr. Fleekop came to own Samous Meat Products, a company that manufactured hot dogs, salami and corn beef. He was president of Ramat-El Synagogue in Mount Airy, a suburb outside Philadelphia.

      He retired 15 years ago and came to Miami, where he helped establish Temple Samu-El Or Olom. He was an honorary member of its board of directors.

      He is survived by wife, Esther; sons David and Howard; daughter Marlene Rubin; seven grandchildren; sister Shirley Wolff; and brother Harry.

      Services are 1 p.m. Sunday at Temple Samu-El Or Olom, 9153 SW 152nd Ave., with burial following at Star of David Cemetery.
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      Joseph Fleekop, who helped found and keep Temple Samu-El Or

      Olom together when the West Kendall synagogue was without a rabbi, died Friday. He was 79.

      "I came right out of school and found him to be an excellent teacher and mentor," said Rabbi Edwin Farber, who took over the conservative congregation in 1976.

      The synagogue had been without a rabbi for nine months prior to Farber's arrival. Mr. Fleekop, who was knowledgeable in rabbinic laws and Jewish rituals, performed services for the congregation.

      "He helped keep the synagogue together by doing that," Farber said.

      Later, when Farber took his vacations, Mr. Fleekop stepped in to perform the services.

      He also volunteered to drive elderly congregation members until a few years ago, when he was stricken with Alzheimer's disease. He was loyal to the Israel Zionist Movement and helped at most events related to sales of Israel Bonds.

      He traveled to Israel often. Although he lived in various countries, he always said he was most comfortable in Israel.

      As a teen-ager, he and his family fled from Russia to Cuba. They lived there two years and then immigrated to the United States. In Philadelphia, Mr. Fleekop came to own Samous Meat Products, a company that manufactured hot dogs, salami and corn beef. He was president of Ramat-El Synagogue in Mount Airy, a suburb outside Philadelphia.

      He retired 15 years ago and came to Miami, where he helped establish Temple Samu-El Or Olom. He was an honorary member of its board of directors.

      He is survived by wife, Esther; sons David and Howard; daughter Marlene Rubin; seven grandchildren; sister Shirley Wolff; and brother Harry.

      Services are 1 p.m. Sunday at Temple Samu-El Or Olom, 9153 SW 152nd Ave., with burial following at Star of David Cemetery.
      Joseph Fleekop, who helped found and keep Temple Samu-El Or

      Olom together when the West Kendall synagogue was without a rabbi, died Friday. He was 79.

      "I came right out of school and found him to be an excellent teacher and mentor," said Rabbi Edwin Farber, who took over the conservative congregation in 1976.

      The synagogue had been without a rabbi for nine months prior to Farber's arrival. Mr. Fleekop, who was knowledgeable in rabbinic laws and Jewish rituals, performed services for the congregation.

      "He helped keep the synagogue together by doing that," Farber said.

      Later, when Farber took his vacations, Mr. Fleekop stepped in to perform the services.

      He also volunteered to drive elderly congregation members until a few years ago, when he was stricken with Alzheimer's disease. He was loyal to the Israel Zionist Movement and helped at most events related to sales of Israel Bonds.

      He traveled to Israel often. Although he lived in various countries, he always said he was most comfortable in Israel.

      As a teen-ager, he and his family fled from Russia to Cuba. They lived there two years and then immigrated to the United States. In Philadelphia, Mr. Fleekop came to own Samous Meat Products, a company that manufactured hot dogs, salami and corn beef. He was president of Ramat-El Synagogue in Mount Airy, a suburb outside Philadelphia.

      He retired 15 years ago and came to Miami, where he helped establish Temple Samu-El Or Olom. He was an honorary member of its board of directors.

      He is survived by wife, Esther; sons David and Howard; daughter Marlene Rubin; seven grandchildren; sister Shirley Wolff; and brother Harry.

      Services are 1 p.m. Sunday at Temple Samu-El Or Olom, 9153 SW 152nd Ave., with burial following at Star of David Cemetery.

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      1940 United States Federal Census


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